JEE Main 2018 Counselling & Seat Allotment is scheduled to start in the month of June 2018. JEE Main Counselling is held concurrently with JEE Advanced 2018 Counselling and is called as JoSAA. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will handle the JEE Main counseling and seat allotment for the year 2018. By qualifying JEE Main 2018 Engineering Entrance Exam, candidates can get admission in various Under Graduate Courses in the field of engineering & architecture. The previous year, a number of 97 colleges and institutes participated in counselling held by JoSAA. Top Indian colleges like IITs, NITs & other institutions consider JEE Main score for granting admissions to applicants. To get an admission to any IIT’s the candidates have to clear both the JEE Main 2018 & JEE Advanced 2018. The qualified candidates will first have to register for the JEE Main 2018 counselling process, then declare the choices for the course and colleges furthermore lastly accept the seat and report at the corresponding college. The Complete process of JEE Main 2018 Counselling and seat allotment details including JOSAA Counselling schedule and latest updates about the counselling are present in this article.

Joint Entrance Examination or JEE is internationally regarded as one of the most challenging entrance examination conducted by the CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education) for students who wish to pursue engineering at the undergraduate level. JEE Main, a national level examination, is conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and other engineering colleges for the courses B.Tech/ B.E/B. Arch/B.Plan.

JEE MAIN Updates 2018

JEE Main 2018 Counselling Notice has been released now. The counselling registration started from 15th June 2018. Click Here to Register.

JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 Result Declared – Click Here

Challenge of Key challenge & recorded responses of Paper II- Click Here

Official Answer Key for JEE Main paper 2 has been released. To check the same – Click Here

The candidates, who have appeared in JEE (Main) 2018 and intend to obtain their photocopy of OMR sheet along with Calculation Sheet, may apply for the same along with the requisite fee of Rs. 500/- on or before 31/05/2018. To know more- Click Here

JEE Main 2018 Results to be declared on the 30th April, 2018. Keep checking official website for latest updates.

 JEE MAin 2018 Official Answer key of Paper 1 has just been released! Click here to go to the Answer key section of JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main Counselling 2018

The JEE Main Counselling Process for the qualified students of JEE is held by Joint Seat Allocation Authority or commonly know as JoSAA. CBSE does not take up counselling nor does it allocate seats. The counselling will tentatively begin from the 3rd week of June and will continue until the 3rd week of July. The counselling process will be held online for admission into 31 NITs, 23 IITs, and 20 GFTIs. It takes place in 6-7 rounds.

JoSAA Counselling Procedure

The JoSAA counselling 2018 will involve various steps. The registration will begin for all candidates from the 4th week of April 2018. All the qualified candidates of JEE Main 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018 can have a look at the steps given below involved in the counselling procedure.

  1. JoSAA Counselling Registration
  2. Online choice filling and locking
  3. JoSAA Seat Allotment
  4. Seat Acceptance and Payment of Fee
  5. Reporting to the Institute

JEE Main 2018 Seat allocation and admission

candidates will be given admission to the desired courses based on their All India Rank of JEE Main 2018. The verification of documents would be done at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission. The documents will be in regard to identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability of the candidate. Failing to produce any of the authentic documents, will not allow the candidate to be considered for admission. SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates will be required to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of Seat Allocation Process as well as at the time of admission, failing which they will not be considered for admission.

JEE Main 2018 Results

Result for JEE Main 2018 has been released in both April and May. The announcement of result for Paper 1 had taken place 0n 30th April whereas, for Paper 2, the result has been declared on 30th May. The result has been uploaded online only and will declare the All India Rank (for information purpose only), the candidate’s score and the qualifying status. Admission to NITS and IITs will be based on merit list.

For JEE Main 2018 Result Analysis – Click Here

How to check the JEE Main 2018 Result

  • Click on the official website of JEE which is
  • Click on the link marked as “Joint Entrance Examination Main (2018)” which will be at the center end of the home page.
  • Candidates will be directed to the page of declared results. They can also check the result at the CBSE website by entering their roll number and date of birth.

Important Dates to Remember

Dates Events
22th  November 2017 (Released) CBSE to release an official JEE Main 2018 Brochure
1st December 2017 Application form has been made available on
1st January 2018 Last date to submit the form
9th January 2018 Start date to make corrections in the application form
22nd January 2018 Last chance to edit mistakes in the application form
8th December 2017 Start date for Removing discrepancies in uploaded images
2nd January 2018 Last date to pay Application Fee
12th March 2018 Download the admit card
8th April 2018 Offline exam (pen and paper based)
15th and 16th  of April 2018 (Announced) Online exam (computer based)
24th to 27th  April 2018 Display of Answer keys
30th April 2018 Result Declaration For Paper 1
30th May 2018 Result for Paper 2 Declared

JEE Main 2018 Answer key

The date for the release of the JEE Main 2018 Answer Key was between 24th to 27th  April 2018. Candidates can check the answer key released today by various coaching institutes in this article. Apart from this, the exam conducting authority had also upload responses to answer sheets of candidates for students to compare their views/answers. In case a candidate wanted to challenge an answer key, he/she had to fill an online form and pay an amount of Rs 1000/- per answer up to 11.59 PM on 27/04/2018. If the challenge is accepted by the board, the fee will be refunded to the candidate. The release of answer keys gives the aspirants, a chance to crosscheck their answers and have an idea of their score in the exam.

JEE Main Answer Key of Paper 1 Released.

Only the students selected in JEE Main, are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced which has replaced IIT- JEE for admission to IIT ( Indian Institute of Technology). This replacement was made in 2012, when the government-run CBSE that earlier conducted the AIEEE and IIT- JEE for admission into NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, decided to conduct JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Other institutes like Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and the Indian Institute of Science that do not participate in the central IIT-JEE advanced counselling, use the JEE Advanced score for admission into their institutes.

As per the reports of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) the Government is considering to conduct only one engineering entrance test based on the lines of NEET (which is an entrance test for MBBS and BDS) while there have been other efforts to make JEE as the only entrance examination for all the engineering colleges in India.

Admit Card for JEE Main 2018

CBSE had released the admit card on 12th March 2018 only for those students who had successfully registered for JEE. To download the JEE Main 2018 Admit Card, the candidate will be required to login with application number and date of birth. It is necessary to keep the admit card safe as it will carry all the information required to enter the exam hall. A call centre was also be functional on all working days from 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM for general facilitation. The phone numbers of the call centre were available on the website of JEE Main.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Centers Complete List

While filling up the JEE Main 2018 Application form candidates were required to enter the exam centers from the list published. Candidates opting for offline mode of exam could choose a maximum of 4 exam centers as per the availability. Aspirants opting for the computer-based online exam of JEE Main 2018 could choose only 1 exam center. Candidates had to be very careful while entering the exam centers as no amendments could be made after the JEE Main 2018 application form had been submitted.

Check out the list of JEE Main 2018 Exam Centers that has just been released!

JEE Main 2018 Slot Booking

Applicants had to book a slot while filling up the online application form that had been made available on the official JEE website from the 1st of December 2017. The slots could be booked only for Paper 1 which is conducted for B.E and B.Tech courses. The slot allotment will be done on first come, first serve basis. If in case, the candidate sits in more than one exam slot, his/ her candidature will be automatically canceled. In cases where the candidate has applied for the online exam but is not able to book a slot for the same, he/she will be allotted a slot by the exam conducting authority considering the availability of slots. Once the slots have been booked, candidates will not be able to change the slot or timing.

How to Book JEE Main 2018 Exam Slot. – Know Procedure Here

Syllabus for JEE Main 2018

What the candidate has to study for JEE 2018 for Paper 1 comprises of the subjects studied in class 11th and 12th but focusing mainly on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Apart from this, the CBSE has published the JEE Main 2018 Syllabus in the official JEE Main 2018 brochure. The syllabus of Paper 2 is however slightly different comprising of Aptitude test, Drawing, and Mathematics.

Syllabus Topics

Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Sets, relations and functions Physics and measurement Some basic concepts in chemistry
Complex numbers and quadratic equation Kinematics States of matter
Matrices and Determinants Laws of motion Atomic structure
Permutations and Combinations Work, energy and power Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Mathematical Induction Rotational motion Chemical thermodynamics
Binomial theorem and its simple applications Gravitation Solutions
Sequences and series Properties of solids and liquids Equilibrium
Limit, continuity and differentiability Thermodynamics Redox reaction and electrochemistry
Integral calculus Kinetic theory of gases Chemical kinetics
Differential equations Oscillation and waves Surface chemistry
Coordinate geometry Electrostatics Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
Three dimensional geometry Current electricity General principles and processes of isolation of metals
Vector algebra Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Hydrogen
Statistics and probability Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents s block element
Trignometry Electromagnetic waves  p  block element
Mathematical reasoning Optics d  and f block element
                    – Dual nature of matter and radiation Coordination compounds
                    – Atoms and nuclei Environmental chemistry
                    – Electronic devices Purification and characterization of organic compounds
                    – Communication systems Some basic principles of organic chemistry
                    – Experimental skills hydrocarbons
                    –                    – Organic compounds containing halogen
                    –                    – Organic compounds containing oxygen
                    –                    – Organic compounds containing nitrogen
                    –                    – Polymers
                    –                    – Chemistry in everyday life
                    –                    – Principles related to practical  chemistry

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2018

The Pattern for the JEE Main 2018 Entrance Exam includes the structure and pattern of how the questions and marks are divided. Duration of the exam would be 3 hours for the given slot and center.

For Paper 1 the mode of examination was both online and offline with multiple choice questions (MCQs). There were a total of 90 questions and the paper was marked out of 360. 1 mark was deducted for each answer marked wrong.

For Paper 2, the mode of examination was offline only. The questions for Mathematics and Aptitude test were in MCQ format. The number of questions in this paper were 82, marked out of a total of 390. Marking scheme for Maths and Aptitude test was same like that of Paper 1 but the drawing test was marked on the drawing skill.

           Subject      No. of questions       Maximum marks
Paper 1
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360
Paper 2
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing Test 2 70
Total 82 390

For paper 1 the slot timings were from 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM. And for paper 2 the exam time had been scheduled to 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. These two papers were held in offline mode on the 8th of April 2018 (Sunday).

For candidates who had opted to give the online examination had to appear for the examination on 15th and 16th of April 2018 (Sunday and Monday) and the exam was held from 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM and if required was to be conducted in the second shift from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Please note that the Computer Based Examination for Paper –1 in Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar, Sharjah and Dhaka will be held on 15th April 2018.

Choice Of Medium Of Examination

  • for all the examination centres cities, candidates could choose the medium of the question paper as English and Hindi.
  • For examination centres Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, candidates could choose the medium of question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

Now Have a look at these previous year’s question papers:

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2018

Engineering aspirants who seek to find a seat in the reputed IITs and NIITs need to have a focused mind and strategize their JEE Main 2018 preparation for the exam.

Here are a few tips on how to prepare:

  • Earliest preparation can start by staying focused in school during the 11th and 12th standard which covers most concepts that are a part of the JEE question paper.
  • Chart out a timetable on a daily basis that gives you ample amount of time to revise.
  • Keeping yourself in sync with previous year’s question papers will help become familiar with the concepts and pattern and will allow you to practice different questions simultaneously.
  • Clarify your doubts whenever in need.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2018

Candidates must fulfill all the JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria before filling up the form.

Age – An ideal candidate’s date of birth should be on or after 1st October 1993. For all the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) are to be granted a relaxation of 5 years. So, candidates who belong to this category can have a date of birth on or from 1st October 1988.

Note Age will be calculated as per the DOB mentioned in the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate.


  • The candidate must have passed 12th standard examination/qualifying exam with at least 5 subjects out of which Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and English are core subjects.
  • An acceptable list of qualifying exams will be given in the official JEE main brochure. It will include 10+2 final exam by a recognized board, Inter or PU exams, NDA final examination, SSSE by NIOS with a minimum of 5 subjects, school/ board/ university recognized equivalent to 10+2 by AIU. Also, IITs will accept HSC vocational exam, diploma, GCE by London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka at A level, HSCE by Cambridge University or the IB Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • For improvement cases, any candidate who has passed in 2017 but is giving an improvement exam in 2018, the top 20 percentile of 2017 will be considered
  • Candidates who have passed out in the year 2016/17 are eligible to apply. Even candidates who will give their final examination in 2018 can apply.
  • Candidates who have failed the qualifying examination in 2015 and are reappearing for the same in 2016 are not eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs

  • Candidates who have obtained a minimum of 75% in the 12th standard exam or are among the top 20 percentile holders are shortlisted by JoSAA. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum percentage of marks is 65%.
  • For B.E. and B.Tech courses – Candidates must have passed Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with either of these- Biology/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Technical vocation.
  • For B. Arch and B. Planning – Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction

CBSE had released an official notification stating that the JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction Facility for all the registered candidates of JEE Main 2018 would be made available on the official website i.e. from 9th January 2018 to 22nd January 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Correction Notification  – Check Here

All candidates who had filled up the application form were given a last chance to rectify few details on the application form. Applicants could make alterations to the particulars filled up by them on the application form. It must, however, be kept in mind that the modification of detail could not be made to the mode of exam  from computer-based to pen and paper based. Since, this was a one time facility, candidates had to be very careful while making the changes as after the last date, the board will not accept any request for change in the application form details.

Those students who are making the changes in the application form will have to pay an application fee if applicable through credit/debit card/E-wallet (SBI buddy/Paytm) or through e-challan generated during the online correction by cash in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank during 9th January 2018 to 23rd January 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Registration

Coming to the most crucial part of the exam where most of the students happen to commit mistakes, admission forms play an important role in the process of acquiring a seat in an engineering college. All candidates must have a clear look at the brochure before filling in the JEE Main 2018 Application Form.

  • The form can be filled online only. There will be no printed application forms.
  • Application forms have been made available online on 1st December 2017 on the official website
  • The last date to fill the online application form is 1st January 2018. Application fees can be paid till 2nd January 2018.
  • All students applying for JEE must mandatorily have an Aadhaar card. In case you don’t have an Aadhaar card, then such candidates will have to apply by filling in the 28 – digit enrollment ID / UR no (with the slash) printed on the enrollment slip issued by Aadhaar center.
  • In addition to all this, the candidate must also have scanned images of all the required documents in the correct specifications.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form fees

The application fee for JEE Main 2018 is to be paid based on the gender, mode of exam and category of the candidate.

Papers Online Mode Offline Mode
Category General/OBC








For Examination Centres in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 1800 900 1300 650
For Examination Centres Abroad
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 3800 1900 3800 1900

Payment of the application fees can be done through either a credit card or a debit card. One can also make the payment using E-challan for which the candidate is required to go to Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank and make payment in cash.

Cut Off for JEE Main 2018

Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks required to qualify the JEE Main. The cut off is released to give admission to only those who have performed with excellence. Students who have a score equal to or more than the cut-off get their names in the merit list, which is the sole basis of admission into the engineering colleges. Sometimes, the cut-off also means an opening and a closing rank of NITs, IITs, and GFTIs.

Click Here for Complete Cut Off list for JEE Main 2018.

FAQs On JEE Main 2018 Exam

Is there a way to correct any misinformation that has been uploaded to the admission form?

Yes. One can correct the details of the form with the option given to correct the details within a specific period of time.

Are Diploma candidates eligible for JEE Main?

Yes, Diploma Candidates are eligible to give the said exam but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced.

Why did the Aadhar card authentication fail while submitting the form?

This trouble is caused because of mainly two reasons like the information on the aadhar and on the form do not match or because the candidates aadhar is not registered with the biometric.



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